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Two of the World’s Best Stupid Comment Comebacks

Courtesy of Margaret Meloni

This is for any of us who has been on the receiving end of an age-shaming barb. After I stopped laughing so hard, changed my undies for the second time today and wiped my eyes, here, then, from the immense wisdom of Those Who Comment:

Said to you by thoughtless male:

“I bet you used to be really pretty.”

You:

“I bet you used to be able to see your toes.”

Thoughtless male:

“I wish I had known you back in your day.”

You:

“I wish I had known you before the comb-over.”

Ok I lied. Three. This just added from Bill Myers:

Some guy flips you the finger.

You:
Is that your IQ or sperm count per gallon?

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I take no credit for this. But I sure wish I’d had these handy when these very comments were lobbed at me after sixty. Still are.

If you’re going to age-shame, folks, be ready for a rejoinder.

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Horizon Huntress, prize-winning author, adventure traveler, boundary-pusher, wilder, veteran, aging vibrantly. I own my sh*t. Let’s play!

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